Watching the Marshall Tucker Band fire up their simmering southern rock jams under the highway last week, it was hard to believe that they’ve been on the road touring for a more than 40 years. Yes, several of the other original key members of the band are no longer with us, but lead singer Doug Gray’s voice was always the heart and soul of MTB, and it hasn’t aged a day.
For the crowd that assembled under the I-787 overpass last Thursday afternoon, the Marshall Tucker Band gave them a healthy dose of triple lead-guitar drenched southern rock complete with a killer retrospective survey of the band’s greatest hits.
Yup, from the gentle flute interlude of “Can’t You See” to the hard-rocking guitar riffs of “Take The Highway,” the boys from South Carolina did their hits justice and then some.
Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Excerpt from David Singer’s review at The Daily Gazette: ” The Marshall Tucker Band opened week two of Alive at Five Thursday evening with “This ’Ol Cowboy,” then “Fire on the Mountain,” followed by “Heard it in a Love Song.” That’s a smart start. Those songs hold up… Only singer Doug Gray was from the original group on stage Thursday. But it could’ve been the founding members, the way they sounded. The guitars all held that familiar Tucker sound imprinted by Toy Caldwell 40 years ago, and the signature flute solos tied it up nicely.”